QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition

Optimal Integrated Ceph Solutions at Petabyte Scale

  • QCT QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition provides SDS solutions for both private and public clouds—each optimized for different workloads and budgets. QCT and Red Hat Ceph Storage offer mature interfaces for enterprise block and object storage, making it well suited for archival, rich media, and cloud infrastructure workloads like OpenStack.
QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition
Optimal Integrated Ceph Solutions at Petabyte Scale
QCT offers a family of servers for different types of scale-out storage clusters, optimized with Red Hat Ceph Storage for different workloads and budgets. The SDS solutions deliver seamless interoperability, capital and operational efficiency, and powerful performance. Delivered in one self-healing, self-managing platform with no failure, QCT QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition makes businesses focus on improving application availability.
Optimize for Different Workloads
QCT servers are offered in a range of configurations to allow diverse workload optimization – IOPS optimized, throughput-optimized and cost-/capacity-optimized configurations. Ranging from dense, 1U systems to models providing massive storage capacity, servers enable Ceph journaling by providing expansion slots for PCIE SSDs or specially designed spaces for SSDs.
Scale Performance and Capacity Independently
Unlike scale-up storage solutions, QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition lets organizations scale out to thousands of nodes and scale storage performance and capacity independently, depending on application needs and storage server platform.
Offer Impressive Performance through Engineered Configuration Matrix
QCT and Red Hat architects have conducted extensive Ceph testing on configurations for QCT QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH and QCT QuantaPlex T21P-4U servers. Testing revealed that QCT servers provide multiple benefits for organizations deploying Ceph clusters, including:
  • Minimized Risk
  • Extensive QCT and Red Hat testing reduces the risk out of deploying scale-out, Ceph-based storage solutions.
  • High Density
  • Cost- or capacity- optimized configurations provide industry-leading density. Innovative QCT server platforms are easy to deploy rapidly at scale.
  • Flexibility
  • For throughput-oriented workloads, both QCT QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH and QuantaPlex T21P-4U servers with Ceph replicated pools enable organizations to use a range of different cluster sizes.
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • For object archive workloads, QCT QuantaPlex T21P-4U servers with Ceph erasure-coded pools provide competitively priced storage.
  • Scalability
  • For high-throughput workloads, QCT QuantaPlex T21P-4U servers with Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 40 Gigabit Ethernet NICs (network interface controllers) provide scalable throughput and competitive rack-density.
About QCT
Quanta Cloud Technology (“QCT”) is a global datacenter solution provider extending the power of hyperscale datacenter design in standard and open SKUs to all datacenter customers.  Product lines include servers, storage, network switches, integrated rack systems and cloud solutions, all delivering hyperscale efficiency, scalability, reliability, manageability, serviceability and optimized performance for each workload.  QCT offers a full spectrum of datacenter products and services from engineering, integration and optimization to global supply chain support, all under one roof.  The parent of QCT is Quanta Computer Inc., a Fortune Global 500 technology engineering and manufacturing company. 
QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition Offerings —Optimized for Workloads
Throughput optimized   Cost/Capacity optimized
QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH
QuantaPlex T21P-4U
QuantaPlex T21P-4U
  • Densest 1U Ceph building block
  • Attain best HDD to SSD ratio (4:1) to boost Ceph performance
  • Scale at high scale 2x 280TB
  • Obtain best throughput and density simultaneously
  • Highest density 560TB~620TB raw capacity per chassis with greatest price/performance
  • Block or object storage
  • Video, audio, image repositories, and streaming media
  • Typically object storage
  • Object archive
QCT QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition Specification
  SMALL (500TB*) MEDIUM (>1PB*) LARGE (>2PB*)
Throughput optimized 16x RCT-200 each with QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH (1U)
  • 12x 8TB HDDs
  • 3x SSDs
  • 1x dual port 10GbE
  • 3x replica
6x RCT-400 each with QuantaPlex T21P-4U/Dual (4U)
  • 2x 35x 8TB HDDs
  • 2x 2x PCIe NVMe SSDs
  • 2x single port 40GbE
  • 3x replica
11x RCT-400 each with 11x QuantaPlex T21P-4U/Dual (4U)
Cost/Capacity optimized Nx RCC-400 each with QuantaPlex T21P-4U/Dual
  • 2x 35x 8TB HDDs
  • 0x SSDs
  • 2x dual port 10GbE
  • Erasure Coding 4:2
IOPS optimized Future direction Future direction NA
* Usable storage capacity